Just bought my Droid Maxx after coming from Galaxy Nexus (original droid before that!) - very proud of my transitions. ;-)
anyway.. i think my phone is working in solid order except a few times when using it last night for surfing or just trying different apps, the screen would turn off (lock mode) while i'm literally scrolling down a page.... even while my finger is touching the screen it turned off.. my screen timeout was set at 1 minute... after lots of tests and getting it to happen about 5 times accidentally.. i was able to figure out what triggers it... if i hold the top of my hand over the top edge of the screen (in alignment with speaker & camera) from anywhere above the surface up to about 3 inches i can get it to going into lock mode..
i've done lots of searches and many suggestions are to disable pocket detection... while thats not an option on 12.15.15/4.2.2 droid maxx...
any suggestions? should it be this sensitive? i mean its a huge problem while holding the phone in landscape mode.. it would left hand cradling top of phone, right hand cradling the bottom of phone, heck i should play riptide and see if it turns off while just driving in the game.. actually i just did another test... the phone will turn off even if just the top right or top left of the screen is close (but not touching my hand), if it touches, it drags down the notification bar..
thx Thom.. yes it does it in safe mode.. but if i open Chrome in safe mode or regular mode.. it does not shut off thru the same procedure.. leading me to believe its working as designed.. did you try it on your model? fairly sure they all do this
Device(s): Moto Droid Maxx (2013-), Moto Droid 3 (2011-2013), HTC Droid Eris (2009-2011)
Also, an iPad 3rd gen.
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I'm seeing the same thing on my phone with 4.4.
I've had the phone 4 months and I've seen that happen only this time when held portrait. I've had it happen before when typing landscape because my left Hand is close to the proximity sensor, but just a few times now that I know it happens.
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